Board

The Warsaw General Assembly of June 2018 elected the following Board of Directors for the period of 2018 – 2021.


Chairman

Bernhard Sagmeister
CEO | Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws)
Competences: Institutional representation, Strategy, Press relations, International Cooperation

Since July 2009 Bernhard Sagmeister serves as Managing Director of Austria’s Federal Promotional Bank ”Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH” (aws) and the ERP-Funds (European Recovery Program). Furthermore, he chairs the “aws Venture Funds” and Austria’s “National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development” (NFTE).

Bernhard Sagmeister draws on over 20 years of professional experience in the financial and banking industry. From 1994 to 2003 he held various management positions at Kommunalkredit, until he became CEO of Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) in 2003. Likewise, he has been Executive Director of Austria’s “Environmental and Water Management Fund” for over 6 years. In addition, he gained 3 years of international experience during his posting as CEO at Kommunalkredit Public Consulting in Russia.
Being a graduate of Vienna’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (MSc. – Environmental Engineering and Water Management) Bernhard Sagmeister was assigned at different consulting firms, responsible for projects related to structural engineering and urban water management.

In addition to his current appointment at AWS Bernhard Sagmeister is affiliated to the supervisory board of the Austrian Bank for Tourism Development (ÖHT), member of “Austria´s External Economic Relations Advisory Board” (Federal Chamber of Commerce, Austria) and board member of Austria’s “Water and Waste Management Association”.



Members of the Board

Karine Desroses| France| AECM Vice President, SIAGI
Guy Selbherr | Germany | AECM Vice President, Verband Deutscher Bürgschaftsbanken (VDB)
Enrico Gaia | Italy | AECM Vice President, Assoconfidi
Pedro Pisonero Pérez | Spain | AECM Vice President, CESGAR

Peter Sleeckx | Belgium | AECM Treasurer and Secretary of the Board, PMV

Jiří Jirasek| Czech Republic| AECM Member of the Board, CMZRB
Lehar Kütt| Estonia| AECM Member of the Board, KredEx
László Tóth | Hungary | AECM Member of the Board, Rural Credit Guarantee Foundation
Halina Wiśniewska | Poland | AECM Member of the Board, BGK
Beatriz Freitas | Portugal AECM Member of the Board, SPGM
Alexandru Petrescu | Romania  AECM Member of the Board, FNGCIMM
A. Kadir Akgül | Turkey | AECM Member of the Board, TESKOMB
Daniel Goupillat | France | AECM Qualified Person, SOCAMA

Founding President AECM: Pablo Pombo | Honorary President

Special Honorary President with the special mandate for international relations as well as for the recognition and defense of mutual guarantee systems | José Fernando Figueiredo


AECM’s institutional history

2015 – 2018

President Bernhard SAGMEISTER (aws, Austria)
Vice Presidents Jean-Claude DEPOISIER/ Gilbert REBEYROLE (SOCAMA, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany), Adelio FERRARI/Enrico GAIA (Assoconfidi, Italy), Pedro PISONERO PEREZ (SGR / CESGAR, Spain)
Board Members Samuil SHIDEROV (NGF, Bulgaria, Eva BUZA (Garantiqa, Hungary), Audrius ZABOTKA (Invega, Lithuania)/ Inga BALZEKAITE (Garfondas, Lithuania), Halina WISNIEWSKA (BGK, Poland), António GASPÁR (SPGM, Portugal), Carmen RADU (FRC, Romania) / Silvia CIORNEI  (FNGCIMM, Romania), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (Teskomb, Turkey)
Secretary and Treasurer Bernard JEHIN (SOWALFIN, Belgium)
Secretariat Katrin STURM, Brussels

2013 – 2015

President José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (SPGM, Portugal)
Vice Presidents Bernard STALTER (SIAGI, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany), Enrico GAIA (Assoconfidi, Italy), Ramón GONZÁLEZ ROSALÍA (SGR / CESGAR, Spain)
Board Members Bernhard SAGMEISTER (A.W.S., Austria), Inabat TÖRÖK / Zoltan URBAN (Garantiqa, Hungary), Audrius ZABOTKA (Invega, Lithuania), Halina WISNIEWSKA (BGK, Poland), Aurel SARAMET / Silvia CIORNEI (FNGCIMM, Romania), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (TESKOMB, Turkey)
Secretary and Treasurer Bernard JEHIN (SOWALFIN, Belgium)
Secretariat Katrin STURM, Brussels

2011- 2013

President José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (SPGM, Portugal)
Vice Presidents Francesco BELLOTTI (Assoconfidi, Italy), Ramón GONZÁLEZ ROSALÍA (CESGAR, Spain), Gilbert REBEYROLE (Fédération Nationale des SOCAMA, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany)
Board Members Kurt LEUTGEB (aws, Austria), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (TESKOMB, Turkey), Márton VADASZ (Garantiqa Zrt., Hungary), Alexandros PAPARSENOS (ETEAN, Greece), Aurel SARAMET(FNGCIMM, Romania),Tomo GARANTINI (RRA-GIZ)
Secretary and Treasurer Bernard JEHIN (SOWALFIN, Belgium)
Secretariat Marcel ROY, Brussels

2009 – 2011

President José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (SPGM, Portugal)
Vice Presidents Francesco BELLOTTI (Assoconfidi, Italy), Ramón GONZÁLEZ ROSALÍA (CESGAR, Spain), Alain AUDOUARD (SIAGI, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany)
Board Members Kurt LEUTGEB (aws, Austria), Aurel SARAMET (FNGCIMM, Romania), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (TESKOMB, Turkey), Anikó ULRICH (AVHGA, Hungary)
Secretary and Treasurer Gérard TALLOEN (Belgium)
Secretariat Marcel ROY, Brussels

 2007 – 2009

President José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (SPGM, Portugal)
Vice Presidents Arrigo GHIZZONI (ASSOCONFIDI, Italy), Ramón GONZÁLEZ ROSALÍA (CESGAR, Spain), Gilbert REBEYROLE (Fédération Nationale des SOCAMA, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany)
Board Members Kurt LEUTGEB (aws, Austria), Alexandros PAPARSENOS (TEMPME, Greece), Aurel SARAMET (FNGCIMM, Romania), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (TESKOMB, Turkey), Anikó ULRICH (AVGHA, Hungary)
Secretary and Treasurer Gérard TALLOEN (Belgium)
Secretariat Marcel ROY, Brussels

2005- 2007

President Hans-Herbert STROMBECK (VDB, Germany)
Vice Presidents Ramón GONZALEZ-ROSALIA (Spain; banking supervision), Gilbert REBEYROLE (France; relations with EU institutions), Arrigo GHIZZONI (Italy; SMEs and their representative organisations) and Miguel SOUSA BRANCA (Portugal; coordination EU subsidy programme)
Board Members Helmut DORN followed by Kurt LEUTGEB (Austria), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (Turkey)
Secretary and Treasurer Gérard TALLOEN (Belgium)
Secretariat André DOUETTE, Brussels

 2002 – 2005

President Italo CALEGARI (Italy)
Vice Presidents Hans-Herbert STROMBECK (Germany; Relations with Financial Institutions), Gilbert REBEYROLE (France; Relations with EU Authorities), Ramón GONZALEZ ROSALIA (Spain, SMEs and their representative organizations)
Board Members Helmut DORN (Austria), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (Turkey), Miguel SOUSA BRANCA (Portugal)
Secretary and Treasurer Gérard TALLOEN (Belgium)
Secretariat André DOUETTE, Brussels

1999 – 2002

President Guido VERHAEGEN (Belgium)
Vice Presidents Hans-Herbert STROMBECK (Germany), Italo CALEGARI (Italy), Eloy BECEDAS (Spain)
Board Members Helmut DORN (Austria), David Bennet (UK, partim) Miguel SOUSA BRANCA (Portugal, partim)
Treasurer José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (Portugal, partim)
Secretariat André DOUETTE, Brussels

1996 – 1999

President Thomas GARCIA (France)
Board Members Klaus KÖBERLE (Germany), Helmut DORN (Austria), Guido VERHAEGEN (Belgium), Angel MARTIN CABIEDES (Spain), Giovanni CANEVELLO (Italy), José FURTADO (Portugal), David BENNET (UK, partim)
Secretariat Sylvia ENRICH, CESGAR / Spain

1992 – 1996

President Pablo Pombo (Spain)
Vice President Gilbert CAIRE (France), Friedrich SCHÜTT (Germany)
Treasurer Guido VERHAEGEN (Belgium)
Secretariat Massimo VIOLATTI (Italy)

7 MAY 1995: Recognition by Royal Decree as International non-profit Association under Belgian law.